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Baxter Residents Spending April Cleaning Up Community

Baxter residents are focused on cleaning up the community this month as April has been dubbed Baxter Beautification Month. Beautification Chair Jeanie Lee said with new homes and businesses popping up in Baxter all the time, there is more incentive than ever to look presentable. She said beautification is an ongoing effort, but working together for a month can make ... Read More »

Baxter Celebrates Paying Off Depot Costs With Note Burning

The city of Baxter celebrated paying off the cost of the Depot with a note burning. Friends of the Depot Member Jeannie Lee said the $400,000 project was covered mostly by a grant from TDOT. She said that the Friends were responsible for 20 percent of the cost at some $80,000. “We’ve had a lot of dinners and fish fry’s ... Read More »

Baxter’s Harvest Festival Returns To Celebrate Community And Local Vendors

Baxter’s Harvest Festival returns to have another year celebrating everything “Homegrown In Tennessee” on Saturday, September 25th. Festival Committee Member Jeanie Lee said that the festival will be in celebration of both the state’s 225th birthday and the Baxter community itself. “Of course we’ll have homegrown food and we’ll have all kinds of entertainment, live entertainment, and events, and activities ... Read More »

Putnam Communities See Possibilities Of Train Tourism Returning

News that future improvements to Putnam County railways are possible, could revitalize train tourism. TDOT agreed on Friday to pay off an $8.5 million dollar loan taken out on the railroad. Friends of The Baxter Depot’s Jeanie Lee said funding being available to increase speeds and safety could be huge to future tourism. “It was such a good thing when ... Read More »

Baxter and TTU Celebrating 105th Birthday After Last Year’s Cancellation

Baxter and Tennessee Tech are getting the chance to celebrate their 105th birthday, after the event was cancelled last year. Baxter Beautification Chair Jeanie Lee said on July 1 that leaders for the school and city will speak about history and the current community. Lee said this is a time for pride and reflection on what makes Baxter a special ... Read More »

Baxter Reflects On Five Lives Taken Too Soon

Baxter’s Reflection Park will serve as a cornerstone of the Seminary Park project, a chance to remember the five children who died in the March tornado. That’s according to Baxter Mayor John Martin. “Putnam County is strong and we have a team, anything that ever happens in our community we work together,” Martin said. “That’s what it’s all about, our ... Read More »